Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in Fiji: prospective surveillance, 2005-2007
Andrew C Steer, Joseph Kado, Adam WJ Jenney, Michael Batzloff, Lepani Waqatakirewa, E Kim Mulholland, Jonathan R Carapetis
Medical Journal of Australia | AUSTRALASIAN MED PUBL CO LTD | Published : 2009
This study was supported by a grant from the US National Institutes of Health, We thank the Fiji Group A Streptococcal Project team for their assistance in surveillance, including Ms Laisiana Matatolu, Mrs Frances Matanatabu, Ms Maureen Ah Kee and Ms Loraine Kelpie. Ms Roselyn Ritika processed all of the microbiological and serum samples. We also acknowledge the support provided by the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, in particular the Director, Professor Michael Good.